Heirloom Bulbs & Garden History  •  Living Treasure from the Past

June 2006


Summer Treat: Red Velvet (Lily) Cake Recipe

Red Velvet is wonderfully deep-colored lily, but I had always puzzled about its name because it didn’t match any red velvet I’d ever seen.

A friend set me straight, though, when she pointed out that it’s the color of old-fashioned, cocoa-rich red velvet cake.

To see for yourself, try the recipe from Matt’s Grandma Opal.

Topped with white frosting and blueberries, it’s the perfect treat for a Fourth of July picnic!